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Improv Level 1 - Term 4b 2021 - Tuesday β€” Workshop Details

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Only registered students/faculty allowed on premises All attendees must check-in and provide proof of full vaccination
  Please double-check this workshop's meeting location(s). We run classes at THREE DIFFERENT locations in the Melbourne CBD. Some multi-session courses may meet at different locations for different sessions.
Course Name
Improv Level 1 - Term 4b 2021 - Tuesday
Starting
Tuesday, November 30
6:30–9:30pm
# of Sessions
8 Sessions
The full session schedule is listed below
Instructor
  Price
$525 Full / $475 Concession
+ $5 Online Booking Fee (Includes GST)
  Location
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
37 Swanston Street, CBD
The Nicholas Building is at the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane. You can enter the building from either street and take the lift up to Level 5. The venue is located in Room 502.
This workshop is currently in session

This level is designed to introduce you to The Improv Conspiracy's approach to long form improvised comedy. No prior acting or improv experience is required.

Each class session starts with some fun warm-up exercises designed to help you to get a bit silly and to bond with your classmates.

After the warm-up you'll move onto some enjoyable exercises designed to help you learn some of the basic skills we use when doing improvised scenes on stage.

After the exercises there will be time for you to perform open-ended scenes. This is where the real magic happens! You'll be asked to call on that day's lesson, plus anything you've worked on during the prior weeks.

By the end of the 8 weeks you'll be capable of creating and sustaining interesting and entertaining 3-minute scenes that are completely improvised. Your class will then put on a 30-minute long improvised show for your friends and family, featuring a blend of truthful storytelling and improv scenes inspired by the stories!

Specific Skills and Topics Covered:

- An introduction to the core tenets of improvisation: agreement, listening, commitment & support

- Truth in comedy: how to use truthful storytelling as a way to generate interesting ideas for comedic scenes

- You are enough: the power of playing characters similar to yourself in a comedic scene. What would you say in real life? It's probably the right thing to say here!

- How to create and play an intelligent character with a stong point of view (POV)

- How to flesh out your characters with rich history and philosophy

And more!

  Session Dates, Times & Locations

Date & Time Location
Tuesday, November 30
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Tuesday, December 7
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Tuesday, December 14
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Tuesday, January 4
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Tuesday, January 11
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Tuesday, January 18
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Tuesday, January 25
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
Tuesday, February 1
6:30–9:30pm
The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio

Venue Address


  The Improv Conspiracy Training Annex - Studio
37 Swanston Street, CBD
The Nicholas Building is at the corner of Swanston Street and Flinders Lane. You can enter the building from either street and take the lift up to Level 5. The venue is located in Room 502.

  About the instructor(s)

While we don’t anticipate having to change the instructor after registrations open, please be aware that this may happen from time to time.

Josh Chodziesner started taking classes with The Improv Conspiracy in 2014. He is a graduate of the summer intensive program for improvisation at Chicago's iO Theatre, and improvises regularly with his improv team King George and House Sketch team Dink.